This Dramatic 7600-Square-Foot Illinois Home Has Us Short of Breath

When it comes to interior design, there's nothing that compares to having a blank canvas to work with. Though the prospect of endless possibilities presents a daunting challenge, it's a designer's dream. It might be hard to believe, but a blank canvas is precisely what Jennie Bishop started with when designing this stunning 7600-square-foot home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. A principal designer at Studio Gild, a bicoastal design firm based in both Chicago and Los Angeles, Bishop was tasked with creating an inviting yet sophisticated home for a growing family—and she was more than up for the job.

The overarching goal was "to create a comfortable, sprawling home for a growing family that was functional and practical, but that would also knock the socks off all party guests who entered the home," Bishop told MyDomaine. Nestled in the ravine area of Highland Park, the home boasts a staggering five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, a family room, a living room, and a family den. Despite its size, every room in the home is more beautiful than the last. "What [I] love about this house is that any room you are standing in at that moment immediately becomes your favourite room—and then it changes the minute you enter the next room," says the designer. Frankly, we couldn't agree more.

Keep scrolling to step inside the prodigious Illinois family home that took our editors' breath away. From the stunning marble kitchen to the dark and sultry master bedroom, this jaw-droppingly beautiful home is sure to elicit audible gasps.

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